Senate Democrats

Begich Statement On Tea Party Rally Against Bipartisan Budget Negotiations

Senator Urges Speaker Boehner to “Move Beyond Extreme Views of a Few Within His Party” So Compromise Can Be Reached

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Mark Begich today released the following statement on tomorrow’s Tea Party rally against a bipartisan deal on a long-term Continuing Resolution:

“There is a clear divide between the House Republicans who are looking to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal, and those planning to join the Tea Party rally against a compromise that will ensure our long-term economic security. It’s hard to imagine Speaker Boehner will be able to count on the votes of any lawmaker who plans to attend the Tea Party rally. I hope the House Republican leadership can move beyond the extreme views of a few within their party and help us get a bipartisan compromise that protects American families, does not put our long-term economic recovery at risk and avoids a government shutdown.”